The Tudor Crown - Joanna Hickson

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She’ll betray her King to crown her son.

‘An intriguing tale, told with confidence’ The Times

If you like historical fiction, you’ll love this wonderful retelling of how Harry Tudor became Henry VII – the founder of the Tudor dynasty. We have copies for 5 reading groups.

When your group has read the book, we’d love to hear what you think. Tweet us at @HarperFiction and @W6BookCafe using #TheTudorCrown

About the book

When Edward of York takes back the English crown, the Wars of the Roses scatter the Lancastrian nobility and young Henry Tudor, with a strong claim to the throne, is forced into exile.

Recently widowed and vulnerable, his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, forges an uncomfortable alliance with Edward’s queen, Elizabeth Woodville. Swearing an oath of allegiance to York, Margaret agrees to marry the king’s shrewdest courtier, Lord Stanley. But can she tread the precarious line between duty to her husband, loyalty to her son, and her obligation to God and the king?

When tragedy befalls Edward’s reign, Richard of York’s ruthless actions fire the ambition of mother and son. As their destinies converge each of them will be exposed to betrayal and treachery and in their gruelling bid for the Tudor crown, both must be prepared to pay the ultimate price…

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